The best careers come from the things we enjoy. Eddie Lin, a 22-year-old from New Jersey, discovered that when he turned his elaborate balloon art hobby into his own small business!
Eddie, who is on the autism spectrum, began creating these masterpieces when he was 10. After taking classes from a professional in 2014, he and his family worked hard to start Ausome Balloon Creator. Now, he’s using his talent to give back during the novel coronavirus!
Under normal circumstances, Eddie works part-time at his local library, volunteers at a school, and makes balloon art on the side. But since schools and libraries are closed right now, he’s been using his free time to make elaborate thank-you gifts for the heroes of the pandemic.
Like many businesses, Eddie is offering curbside pickup for anyone who wants to brighten their day during quarantine. For families of essential workers, he’s giving something even better: balloon arrangements free of charge!
So far, he’s made custom creations for grocery store employees, mail carriers, and health care workers. He’s also sent arrangements to facilities as a whole, like a mail truck he donated to his local post office!
It’s no surprise that his sweet gesture has gained him plenty of attention. People around the U.S. are singing his praises for spreading so much joy during this difficult time.
Who knew so much goodness could come from balloons? Keep it up, Eddie!
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